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Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]
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STC-Shaped Guitar from Fender belonging to the Stratocaster series.

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  • A good Strat optimize

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 08/26/14 at 03:58
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    A strat, all that was more classic! Lightweight (3.5 kgs for mine), easy handle, easy access to acute ... In short, I refer you to other reviews for more information on the specifications.
    This is one of the first Highway 1 (started in 2002 if I'm not mistaken series).
    All paint and glaze that covers the body of the guitar is very light in terms of thickness which explained the democratic price of the instrument. However, use is another story and guitar finds unmistakably full SOFC and scratches rather quickly ... Too bad ... It is also unfortunate that Fender decided to make the body of the guitar 3 parts ... Even if the use is not noticed much, on paper, a 2-piece body is......
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    A strat, all that was more classic! Lightweight (3.5 kgs for mine), easy handle, easy access to acute ... In short, I refer you to other reviews for more information on the specifications.
    This is one of the first Highway 1 (started in 2002 if I'm not mistaken series).
    All paint and glaze that covers the body of the guitar is very light in terms of thickness which explained the democratic price of the instrument. However, use is another story and guitar finds unmistakably full SOFC and scratches rather quickly ... Too bad ... It is also unfortunate that Fender decided to make the body of the guitar 3 parts ... Even if the use is not noticed much, on paper, a 2-piece body is preferable to sustain and sound propagation.

    UTILIZATION

    The ergonomic shape of the Strat and its low weight make this instrument a tool of choice for the musician. The varnish of the handle is nice, as the key (rosewood for me), the frets are polished and properly handle C promotes gambling.
    However, the guitar is not free from blame. And fittings remains unreliable and is often on the tuner since the mechanical and vibrato models remain vague. The knobs are quite effective and do the job without either reach the pinnacle of nuance.
    The acoustic guitar projection is not staggering but given the price, it seems average.

    SOUNDS

    The pickups are nice and offer the full range of sound you should expect from a Stratocaster-type guitar.
    However, it is clear that these microphones are relatively "neutral" in terms of character despite the staggering of the studs. They also lack a bit of power ... Too bad.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for over 10 years.
    She had found a second life as I had offered him a new shield with excellent MS Tornado microphones and an electronic worthy of the name (selector 7 positions, capacitor paper-in-oil, wiring to the old ... ). I also shielded the guitar (which is not a luxury). The original mechanical Fender also deserved to be changed for Mecas locking to improve holding agreement.
    The quality / price is right.
    This is an excellent starting point for the upgrade (in my opinion it is more logical to start with this guitar with a Strat Mexico).
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  • Excellent Start 'U.S. vintage look

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 07/14/14 at 17:17
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    That classic:
    Alder body and maple neck, ultra matt lacquer end: very fine little less hit against a hard body and nail pops ... the vintage look is coming fast! it's charm and I bought it for: no fear of small scratches and polishes.
    The painting reveals the wood grain (very nice)
    My model of June 2005 (old model, with a small head, not the head 70), the pickups are more typical vintage with a low output around 6k, models from 2006 are overwound (high output ).
    The frets are jumbo mediums (pre 2006 model), so as a standard, the handle is very similar to that of a standard (usa), form C and radius 9.5, fine and pleasant.
    The varnish is brushed on the highway, but I Polishe......
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    That classic:
    Alder body and maple neck, ultra matt lacquer end: very fine little less hit against a hard body and nail pops ... the vintage look is coming fast! it's charm and I bought it for: no fear of small scratches and polishes.
    The painting reveals the wood grain (very nice)
    My model of June 2005 (old model, with a small head, not the head 70), the pickups are more typical vintage with a low output around 6k, models from 2006 are overwound (high output ).
    The frets are jumbo mediums (pre 2006 model), so as a standard, the handle is very similar to that of a standard (usa), form C and radius 9.5, fine and pleasant.
    The varnish is brushed on the highway, but I Polishe varnish with an auto product to remove scratches, result: it shines now finished with satin ... microphones paint chips left to right it gives him a really authentic vintage look! I love this look!
    It has the vintage look but modern playability of a new guitar)

    UTILIZATION

    Obviously this guitar features a strat 'and has everything a strat ...
    What I like most: the handle to fine satin finish, very nice, not sticky at all (nice and fast game).
    The guitar is average weight issue, a good strat.
    Mechanical hold tuning very well, I fixed the flat against the body of the guitar bridge, I do not use vibrato.

    SOUNDS

    While I loved the sound of the original pickups, but I have replaced those of standard usa I had and have more clarity and a little more output level for the micro bridge, its a is not converted (I do not want to, I want to keep that strat sound '!), it was already good original, but I prefer the sound of standard microphones usa (I do not see why buy custom shop while those of standard usa sound as good and cost a mouthful of bread used ...)
    The sound is very clear, no bass invasive, instead it was the typed his old strat 'snapping (some people find the sound of modern microphones std usa, I really in the spirit of old strat' with slightly more output level, without being too ...).
    On my strat 'I love reverse the position of middle pickup and bridge, as I can get sound from the neck pickup + bridge which gives its typical telecaster ... which I like a lot, both to play the blues rhythm & blues funk, reaggae ...
    The Greasebucket system that removes treble without adding bass is very useful, I used to use very little knobs on the tone strat 'without Greasebucket, but here I use it more, it does not change bad sound without distorting ...
    The guitar really sounds like a very good strat 'with the playability and feel of a great guitar.


    OVERALL OPINION

    A superb guitar probably see his side climb as new American special have that thick varnish and I think this finish with a very fine polish on the highway gives it a nice look "" in the manner of Road worn ... except there is not a Road worn artificial, but the guitarist who give it its patina ...
    I also love the beautiful varnish, but when a Start 'takes shots with a gloss varnish it's ugly quickly, damaged ... with nail very end of the highway it gives one side "roots" in the purest spirit old strat ...
    Anyway I love my new guitar ... and the color white blonde is really beautiful (you'd think a version of the 54 Mary Kaye without fittings Gold).
    I had a lot of strat '(very nice excursion and low ranges which are sometimes really bad) and it is really a great guitar at unbeatable value for money ...
    If you want a strat 'natural vintage look then look no further, now if you like gloss varnish which will give a new look to the guitar even in 20-30Y so forget the highway (unless hanging guitar the wall and not to play ...)
    Personally I wanted to buy a guitar and take away his varnish (for a guitar a little "roots") before stumble upon this highway varnish so fine with already some microphones chips varnish but totally new ... I don ' have not hesitated to purchase the guitar was perfectly healthy ...
    So for lovers look "vintage" with varnish end, the highway is the real alternative for those who want the U.S. quality without breaking the bank in buying a custom shop ... (if there is the Mexican series Road worn, but personally I do not like too much the idea of ​​buying an artificially aged guitar ...).
    The American special is really good, but I would really prefer if it had the classic head (not 70, but I like it) and if it had the varnish as the highway ... Roots!
    In short, the highway is a very good guitar (same source) but that does not appeal to everyone, the majority love thick high gloss varnish, it's pretty but it's true ... look for "vintage "The highway is more authentic ...


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  • Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 12/04/13 at 02:43
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    It's a Start!


    - Top mics not to my taste
    - Bridge I find light and rusted in no time
    - Mechanical standard, nothing special
    - Varnish very fragile
    - Guitar very well finished, no apparent defects

    UTILIZATION

    Very comfortable neck that despite the flaw that I rule slightly. The ergonomics are perfect, it is a strat.

    SOUNDS

    So this guitar has made me see all the colors. I played a lot in live with and microphones simply m'insupporte. It was the symphony of buzz, I could even capture the radio again!
    I opened it, I stuck it copper everywhere but to no avail, it was still quite present. So I asked Fender Tex Mex pickups and there it was better except that I did not like......
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    It's a Start!


    - Top mics not to my taste
    - Bridge I find light and rusted in no time
    - Mechanical standard, nothing special
    - Varnish very fragile
    - Guitar very well finished, no apparent defects

    UTILIZATION

    Very comfortable neck that despite the flaw that I rule slightly. The ergonomics are perfect, it is a strat.

    SOUNDS

    So this guitar has made me see all the colors. I played a lot in live with and microphones simply m'insupporte. It was the symphony of buzz, I could even capture the radio again!
    I opened it, I stuck it copper everywhere but to no avail, it was still quite present. So I asked Fender Tex Mex pickups and there it was better except that I did not like these pickups too runny.
    I finished by asking EMG DG 20 and then WOW! Perfect, nothing more buzz the guitar dream.

    My rating does not include change of pickups.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been 7 years since I played it and I love it .. The violin is wonderful despite a lack of resonance.
    Change mics been beneficial and bridge will soon be leaving for a better one.

    Wholesale solid foundations and not overly expensive, there's more that custom!
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  • Fender Highway 1 Stratocaster

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 11/23/04 at 15:00
    I bought mine at a local dealer for around six hundred out the door.

    I own three strats. Two are American Standards and one Highway 1. The Hwy 1 has the best sustain and tone of all three. I much rather prefer it's vintage style trem
    over the new style because it feels lively and bouncy in comparison. (which is good because I really pound the strings.)I think I'll try to trade one of my Americans in on a cheaper Hwy 1.
    I dont believe the Americans are worth the extra $300 - $400.

    All three of my strats have severe cracks in the same place...that piece of wood that seperates the neck joint and the front pickup routing (under the pickgaurd). I can understand it on my Hwy 1 because I......
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    I bought mine at a local dealer for around six hundred out the door.

    I own three strats. Two are American Standards and one Highway 1. The Hwy 1 has the best sustain and tone of all three. I much rather prefer it's vintage style trem
    over the new style because it feels lively and bouncy in comparison. (which is good because I really pound the strings.)I think I'll try to trade one of my Americans in on a cheaper Hwy 1.
    I dont believe the Americans are worth the extra $300 - $400.

    All three of my strats have severe cracks in the same place...that piece of wood that seperates the neck joint and the front pickup routing (under the pickgaurd). I can understand it on my Hwy 1 because I really abuse it on the road, but my Americans hardly leave the cases. Oh well, thats why there Elmers wood glue...

    I actually stripped the finish off exposing the natural wood and it looks great. The neck joint is really tight too. The neck and frets are awesome. The Hwy 1 feels a little lighter than my Americans, which is good after 4 sets.

    I believe the Highway 1 strat is the best buy in there line-up. It's great for blues, country and classic rock.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Fender Highway 1 Stratocaster

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 04/01/04 at 14:00
    I went to Guitar Center to purchase a small practice amp and found this blonde USA made strat on sale for their Green Tag sale at $370. I could not pass it up.

    I honestly like everything on this guitar, I usually play Les Pauls, but this one has made me switch to Fender. It is light in weight, and the action after a professional setup is fantastic. It has an extremely fast neck and a great tremelo and good sustain. It sounds like a dream to me.

    nothing, for $370 for an American Strat, you find a better deal.....

    Made in the U.S.A. by Fender, say no more.

    I would have paid twice as much for this guitar.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com...
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    I went to Guitar Center to purchase a small practice amp and found this blonde USA made strat on sale for their Green Tag sale at $370. I could not pass it up.

    I honestly like everything on this guitar, I usually play Les Pauls, but this one has made me switch to Fender. It is light in weight, and the action after a professional setup is fantastic. It has an extremely fast neck and a great tremelo and good sustain. It sounds like a dream to me.

    nothing, for $370 for an American Strat, you find a better deal.....

    Made in the U.S.A. by Fender, say no more.

    I would have paid twice as much for this guitar.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Fender Highway One Stratocaster

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 02/01/04 at 15:00
    I bought the guitar at World Music in Nashville for $399. The people there are great.

    The guitar was a demo model. It is in great condition, but I'm sure it had been on the showroom floor for a while.

    This guitar is in transparent cocoa (it's not a really attractive color) with a maple fretboard.

    An American-made Strat for $399!!! That's only about $50 more than a Mexi-Strat.

    The guitar is in great condition. The people at World Music set the guitar up. No buzz, no rattles.

    The most important thing is sound. And this puppy sounds great.

    I don't really like the cocoa color. No big deal.

    Fender cuts costs by using a thinner finish. But it does give the guitar a "vintage" look.
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    I bought the guitar at World Music in Nashville for $399. The people there are great.

    The guitar was a demo model. It is in great condition, but I'm sure it had been on the showroom floor for a while.

    This guitar is in transparent cocoa (it's not a really attractive color) with a maple fretboard.

    An American-made Strat for $399!!! That's only about $50 more than a Mexi-Strat.

    The guitar is in great condition. The people at World Music set the guitar up. No buzz, no rattles.

    The most important thing is sound. And this puppy sounds great.

    I don't really like the cocoa color. No big deal.

    Fender cuts costs by using a thinner finish. But it does give the guitar a "vintage" look.

    Perfect. I can't find any flaws. The neck is bolted in tight. The neck is smooth and comfortable.

    I fully intended on buying an American Standard Strat. But when I saw the Highway One at $399, I could not justify paying $400 more.

    Is the Highway One better than the American Standard? Probably not. The pickups are little harsh, but that adds to the "vintage vibe."

    Is it better than the Mexi-Strats? I have played some good Mexican guitars, but these Highway One's have a smoother feel.

    This is the best $399 I've ever spent on a guitar.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Fender Highway Stratocaster

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 11/24/03 at 15:00
    I was passionate for a fender U.S.A the Highway Stratocaster, it was in bonners eastbourne and cost £599

    The highway strat is the cheapest U.S.A built fender but by no means the worst

    The quality is a world above the mexican made fenders and a breath away from the standard series. The neck used for the neck is top knotch and all nuts and bolts firmly in place

    classic design for a cheaper price made by the best guitar company

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
  • Fender Highway Stratocaster

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 11/07/03 at 15:00
    I had been playing the eletric guitar nearly a year now and the magic and intense feeling of power and fun that it gave me had not worn off. I had a Squier Standard and though satisfied seeing a fender made me green with envy. I was passionate for a fender U.S.A but knew that with the cheapest being around £800 it would be a long time before my chacne to purhase one arrived. This is when i saw the Highway Stratocaster, it was in bonners eastbourne and cost £599 i played it and couldnt put it down and next week is was mine to keep.

    Well, if you want a Fender built guitar made in the U.S.A a classic vinatge style guitar it has to be a strat. The highway strat is the cheapest U.S.A built......
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    I had been playing the eletric guitar nearly a year now and the magic and intense feeling of power and fun that it gave me had not worn off. I had a Squier Standard and though satisfied seeing a fender made me green with envy. I was passionate for a fender U.S.A but knew that with the cheapest being around £800 it would be a long time before my chacne to purhase one arrived. This is when i saw the Highway Stratocaster, it was in bonners eastbourne and cost £599 i played it and couldnt put it down and next week is was mine to keep.

    Well, if you want a Fender built guitar made in the U.S.A a classic vinatge style guitar it has to be a strat. The highway strat is the cheapest U.S.A built fender but by no means the worst. I play Eric Clapton and Blink 182 riffs with it and it suits them both briliantly. The quality of sounds is amazing; juicy, warm, mellow or twangy and bright. The Laquer finish which is what makes it so cheap gives it a class look. The best bit about the guitar though is the neck which fits so snuggly and perfectly your hands feel alive. Highly Recommended if you want Style, Class, Sound and the name.

    Next to nothing, this is a brilliant buy and unusually for guitars you have gained high quality for a lesser amount of money. The only thing i noticed is that the tone knobs can be slighly loose and that the finish can dent easily but if you are careful it darkens slowly in time and once played on for about 4 months improves drasticlly.

    The quality is a world above the mexican made fenders and a breath away from the standard series. The neck used for the neck is top knotch and all nuts and bolts firmly in place. You really get the feeling you are holding more than the amount you pay for it.

    So to sum it up, if you want a guitar with character, thats a classic design for a cheaper price made by the best guitar company then this is tyour guitar. Whatever you play soon it'll become the olny guitar you want and can match i think even the deluxe series. An Amazing guitar the best Value for Money ever!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Fender Stratocaster Highway 1

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 10/16/03 at 15:00
    I wanted to buy a guitar which was versatile, good enough to keep for a lifetime, reliable and looked great. So I asked my guitar teacher what would be my best option? He said that there was a highway 1 strat on sale in Russel's music store in Cork city (Ireland) for 939 euro. I know that is a high price for a highway 1 but everything in Ireland is really expensive anyway. That was actually a reasonable price because another music shop was selling the exact same guitar for 1000 euro.

    This guitar has everything I need. The 5 tones I have with the pickup selector switch is great! I can play anything from the likes of Chuck Berry to Ynguie Malmsteen.
    When I got it first I was......
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    I wanted to buy a guitar which was versatile, good enough to keep for a lifetime, reliable and looked great. So I asked my guitar teacher what would be my best option? He said that there was a highway 1 strat on sale in Russel's music store in Cork city (Ireland) for 939 euro. I know that is a high price for a highway 1 but everything in Ireland is really expensive anyway. That was actually a reasonable price because another music shop was selling the exact same guitar for 1000 euro.

    This guitar has everything I need. The 5 tones I have with the pickup selector switch is great! I can play anything from the likes of Chuck Berry to Ynguie Malmsteen.
    When I got it first I was disappointed with the tremolo because the G string kept going out of tune. But to my delight I carefully put a small amount of oil on the nut and the strings now stay in tune with even the most stupidly outrageous whammy bar abuse!!

    Only the fact that it cost so much. But it should be a lot cheaper if you dont live in Ireland.

    Its a Fender strat made in U.S.A. Enough said!

    This is a guitar which would suit anyone. It looks great, sounds great and feels even better to play. I would recommend it to any guitarist because it is so versiatile and such fun to play.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Fender US Highway 1 Stratocaster

    Fender Highway One Stratocaster [2006-2011]Published on 09/01/03 at 15:00
    I bought this piece of an American icon for the price tag of the usual $599.99. I have to say I love it, and I finally own a "strat" not a knockoff. The finish is smooth as butter (cocoa) and the maple neck is sweet, smooth, and playable. The 1st test I gave it was the usual string bend on various strings, and a little bar use ie: David Gilmour, and it stayed in tune !! The action needs to be lowered as with all guitars from the factory. The bar is a little long for my taste, but that's life, I am seeking David Gilmour's modified shorter trem arm, ex. and concert you see him in with Pink Floyd. All in all if you want a Fender, I recommend this one !

    Satin lacquer finish, ability to stay......
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    I bought this piece of an American icon for the price tag of the usual $599.99. I have to say I love it, and I finally own a "strat" not a knockoff. The finish is smooth as butter (cocoa) and the maple neck is sweet, smooth, and playable. The 1st test I gave it was the usual string bend on various strings, and a little bar use ie: David Gilmour, and it stayed in tune !! The action needs to be lowered as with all guitars from the factory. The bar is a little long for my taste, but that's life, I am seeking David Gilmour's modified shorter trem arm, ex. and concert you see him in with Pink Floyd. All in all if you want a Fender, I recommend this one !

    Satin lacquer finish, ability to stay in tune, over all Fender vintage tone, headstock that says "Made in U.S.A.", perfect size frets for bends, etc.

    All the music stores that carry these just leave them hanging, collecting dust, not adjusting the action after they receive them for sale.

    Made in the U.S.A. Enough said.

    A beauty at a good deal. I really recommend this :)

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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